Honolulu’s Diamond Head State Park attracts tourists. The park’s diamond-shaped crater may be seen from various places of Oahu’s southern coast. The park offers hiking, picnicking, and birdwatching.

Diamond Head Crater, a 300,000-year-old volcanic cone, is the park’s major feature. Hiking to the crater provides panoramic views of Honolulu, the Pacific Ocean, and the surrounding mountains. The 0.8-mile summit walk takes 1.5 hours. The steep route is hard, but the vistas are worth it.

The park offers hiking and other entertainment. In the tropical park, visitors can picnic and bird watch. Hawaiian honeycreepers and hawks live in the park. The park features various picnic places where families and friends can relax and eat.

Photographers love Diamond Head State Park. Photos are spectacular against the park’s volcanic scenery. The park’s lush greenery, steep cliffs, and Diamond Head Crater are photogenic.

The park is open daily, including holidays. Park hours are 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Walk-ins and bikers pay $1 and cars $5 to enter the park. To get a parking spot, arrive early. Cars and buses can reach the park on Oahu’s southern coast.